Suncity residents ask police to check wrong-side driving on Golf Course Road
The Suncity Township RWA members said that three accidents were reported over the last two days, but there were no major injuriesgurgaon Updated: Feb 18, 2017 22:30 IST
A one-and-a-half kilometre stretch of the Golf Course Road along which the Suncity Township in Sector 54 is located is turning into a hazard as commuters, instead of taking a U-turn to reach Sector 54, often drive on the wrong side of the stretch.
The Suncity Township RWA members said that this is a major road safety concern. Three accidents were reported over the last two days, though no major injury was reported, the RWA members said.
The RWA members met the deputy commissioner of police (east) Deepak Saharan last week in this regard.
“Commuters are required to travel a long stretch of the Golf Course Road to take the U-turn, so they take a shortcut and move on the wrong side of the road. We are facing problems while moving out of the gate as residents often bump into cabs, damaging their cars,” VMK Singh, general secretary Suncity RWA, said.
Residents said that a lack of policing encourages drivers to encroach the road and indulge in wrong-side driving.
“Commuters driving on the wrong side of the road not only cause road safety problems but they also block the movement of our vehicles going in the right direction,” Ashok Joshi, a resident of Block E, said.
Moreover, the service lane meant for the movement of the residents is often used by cab drivers to park their vehicles. Cab drivers also move on the wrong side of the service lane to enter the township, residents said.
“Not just two-wheelers and car owners, but autorickshaws and light commercial vehicles carrying goods also move on the wrong side of the road.The stretch has become risky and police should take action,” Col (retd) Surinder Saini, a resident, said.
Residents said that there have been several instances in which they have been injured due to wrong-side driving but these cases go unreported. They said that besides driving on the wrong side, cab drivers often engage in arguments with those moving on the right side.
DCP (east) Deepak Saharan, said, “The RWA representatives had met me last week and had complained about the traffic issues. The Sushant Lok police station was informed regarding the same. The message will be conveyed to the traffic police as well and this matter will be resolved at the earliest.”